|In Word 97 I’ve added tons of macros and changed the menus and shortcuts to customize Word to my needs – stuff I just can’t do in Office 2007, and that it would take forever to re-establish in Office 2003. |
I’ve just upgraded to Win7 Ultimate 64-bit (Danish language-pack). I see that other users have minor problems with User Account Settings in the Win7-Word97 combination, but they still make it work.
I can’t even get the program to install.
I insert my OEM CD-ROM and double-click install.exe. A box tells me that this program is not compatible with my version of Windows. I right-click install.exe to run the cool compatibility test and get the question “In what version of Windows did the program previously function?” It suggests Windows XP SP3 (which is correct), a start button shows up for running the program in compatibility mode with XP SP3, but the button is dead. I try to run install.exe in compatibility mode with a number of other Windows versions. The button is just as dead.
I try another approach: to right-click install.exe in ‘My computer’ and click ‘Problems with compatibility issues’, answer the questions, click the buttons – still dead.
I use a Danish Word 97 OEM (Could the OEM be the problem?)